Using various experiments to uncover the hidden factors that drive us to cheat in everyday situations, author Dan Ariely finds that certain anticipated motivators – for example, money – actually don’t play a crucial role in our dishonesty. At the same time, other, quite unexpected forces influence us very strongly – for instance, the social acceptability of cheating, and even our altruistic tendencies.
Dan Ariely is professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University. His main field of interest is the psychology of irrationality. In addition to The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty,Ariely is the author of two other international bestsellers: Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality.
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